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Historic Leasing Opportunities in America’s Newest National Park—and Across the Country

Historic leasing plays an important part in protecting historic assets and increasing community engagement in America’s most recently designated national park. Indiana Dunes National Park —formerly Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore—manages multiple leases for a variety of purposes, including...

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Historic Leasing: An Innovative Approach to Preservation in our National Parks

From iconic natural landscapes like California’s Yosemite National Park to defining historic sites like Pennsylvania’s Independence Hall, national parks showcase our most significant cultural, historic, scenic, and scientific resources. Since 1916 the National Park Service (NPS) has been...

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National Trust Testimony at the House Natural Resources Committee Historic Leasing Field Hearing (September 2018)

Tom Cassidy, vice president, Government Relations and Policy for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, testified at the House Natural Resources Committee’s oversight hearing entitled, “Historic Leasing in the National Park System: Assessing Challenges and Building on Successes.” The...

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Historic Leasing Case Studies

The National Park Service (NPS) maintenances a network of 417 parks and sites that protect some of our nation’s most spectacular historic, cultural, and natural resources. However, after 100 years of operation and inconsistent public funding, the NPS faces a deferred maintenance backlog...

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Preserving Historic Resources in the National Park System

This year, as the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday, the National Trust and many of its partner organizations are acknowledging the extraordinary role that the NPS has played in preserving our cultural heritage during its first 100 years. There are innumerable...

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Historic Leasing in the National Park System: Preserving History Through Effective Partnerships

The National Park Service (NPS) is responsible for maintaining approximately 9,600 historic buildings throughout the national park system. The types of historic buildings vary widely, and include stately historic mansions, military sites, industrial facilities, wilderness cabins, and shacks on...

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ACHP Federal Historic Preservation Case Law

ACHP Federal Historic Preservation Case Law reports feature essays on the current status of Federal historic preservation law, the provisions of major preservation authorities, and procedural issues in litigating preservation cases. #AdvisoryCouncilonHistoricPreservation #Transportation ...

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GSA’s Commitment to Preserving Historic Federal Buildings

For more than 50 years, the General Services Administration has been the government`s leading provider of real estate services. We provide work space for over a million civilian employees in 100 federal agencies. Our involvement with historic properties is quite a big subject with many...


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Innovative Partners in Preservation: National Park Service & C&O Canal Trust

View of the C&O Canal | Credit: on Flickr via Creative Commons For almost 100 years in the 19th and early 20th century, the C&O Canal provided an important transportation route along the Potomac River. Today, almost 1,300 historic structures remain within the...

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Addressing the National Park System’s Maintenance Backlog through Historic Leasing

Superior Baths in Hot Springs, AR. Learn more about this project on the PreservationNation blog | Credit: Rennett Stowe via Flickr . The National Park Service (NPS) is responsible for maintaining approximately 9,600 historic buildings throughout the national park system. The...

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